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2019

Down the River Unto the Sea

Down the River Unto the Sea

Walter Mosley

My rating: ★★★

Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)

Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)

Stephen King

My rating: ★★★★

The Overstory

The Overstory

Richard Powers

My rating: ★★★★

Unfinished Cathedral

Unfinished Cathedral

T.S. Stribling

My rating: ★★★

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James

My rating: ★★

The Reivers

The Reivers

William Faulkner

My rating: ★★★

The Blue Flower

The Blue Flower

Penelope Fitzgerald

My rating: ★★★

The River

The River

Peter Heller

My rating: ★★★★

Odds Against (Sid Halley, #1)

Odds Against (Sid Halley, #1)

Dick Francis

My rating: ★★★

A Mercy

A Mercy

Toni Morrison

My rating: ★★★★

Kindred

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler

My rating: ★★★★

Sourdough

Sourdough

Robin Sloan

My rating: ★★★

The Store

The Store

T.S. Stribling

My rating: ★★★★★

The Forge

The Forge

T.S. Stribling

My rating: ★★★

Scarlet Sister Mary

Scarlet Sister Mary

Julia Peterkin

My rating: ★★

Early Autumn: A Story of a Lady

Early Autumn: A Story of a Lady

Louis Bromfield

My rating: ★★

Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith

Sinclair Lewis

My rating: ★★★

The Able McLaughlins (The McLaughlins, #1)

The Able McLaughlins (The McLaughlins, #1)

Margaret Wilson

My rating: ★★

So Big

So Big

Edna Ferber

My rating: ★★★★

2018

One of Ours

One of Ours

Willa Cather

My rating: ★★★

Alice Adams

Alice Adams

Booth Tarkington

My rating: ★★

Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story

Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story

Oliver La Farge

My rating: ★★★★

The Friend

The Friend

Sigrid Nunez

My rating: ★★

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami

My rating: ★★★

A Dark-Adapted Eye

A Dark-Adapted Eye

Barbara Vine

My rating: ★★★★

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

Booth Tarkington

My rating: ★★★

Zombie

Zombie

Joyce Carol Oates

My rating: ★★★★

Mr. X

Mr. X

Peter Straub

My rating: ★★★

Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones

Stephen King

My rating: ★★★★★

Get in Trouble: Stories

Get in Trouble: Stories

Kelly Link

My rating: ★★★★

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Hank Green

My rating: ★★★★

Cujo

Cujo

Stephen King

My rating: ★★★

Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga, #7)

Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga, #7)

Lois McMaster Bujold

My rating: ★★★★

The Vor Game (Vorkosigan Saga, #6)

The Vor Game (Vorkosigan Saga, #6)

Lois McMaster Bujold

My rating: ★★★★

Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5)

Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5)

Lois McMaster Bujold

My rating: ★★★★

Falling Free

Falling Free

Lois McMaster Bujold

My rating: ★★★

Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga, #3)

Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga, #3)

Lois McMaster Bujold

My rating: ★★★

The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

Graham Greene

My rating: ★★

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Alison Lurie

My rating: ★★★

Independence Day

Independence Day

Richard Ford

My rating: ★★★★

Rabbit Remembered (Rabbit Angstrom #5)

Rabbit Remembered (Rabbit Angstrom #5)

John Updike

My rating: ★★★★

The Sportswriter

The Sportswriter

Richard Ford

My rating: ★★★

Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)

Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)

John Updike

My rating: ★★★

Rabbit Is Rich (Rabbit Angstrom, #3)

Rabbit Is Rich (Rabbit Angstrom, #3)

John Updike

My rating: ★★★

Celine

Celine

Peter Heller

My rating: ★★★★

In the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales, #1)

In the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales, #1)

Catherynne M. Valente

My rating: ★★

The House of Broken Angels

The House of Broken Angels

Luis Alberto Urrea

My rating: ★★★★

Rabbit Redux (Rabbit Angstrom #2)

Rabbit Redux (Rabbit Angstrom #2)

John Updike

My rating: ★★

A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres

Jane Smiley

My rating: ★★★

Less

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

My rating: ★★★

Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4)

Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4)

Pierce Brown

My rating: ★★★★

The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

Michael Shaara

My rating: ★★★★

Blood Work (Terry McCaleb, #1)

Blood Work (Terry McCaleb, #1)

Michael Connelly

My rating: ★★★

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Neal Stephenson

My rating: ★★★★

Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs

Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs

Dave Holmes

My rating: ★★★★

2017

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

My rating: ★★★★

Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward

My rating: ★★★★

Before the Fall

Before the Fall

Noah Hawley

My rating: ★★★

The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies

John Boyne

My rating: ★★★★★

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

My rating: ★★★★★

The Shining Girls

The Shining Girls

Lauren Beukes

My rating: ★★

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole

My rating: ★★★

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Robert Olen Butler

My rating: ★★★

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Laura Hillenbrand

My rating: ★★★★

The Terminal Experiment

The Terminal Experiment

Robert J. Sawyer

My rating: ★★

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Oscar Hijuelos

My rating: ★★

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

Steven Millhauser

My rating: ★★★

The Stone Diaries

The Stone Diaries

Carol Shields

My rating: ★★★

The Hours

The Hours

Michael Cunningham

My rating: ★★★

The Known World

The Known World

Edward P. Jones

My rating: ★★★★

March

March

Geraldine Brooks

My rating: ★★★

Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

My rating: ★★★

Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge, #1)

Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge, #1)

Elizabeth Strout

My rating: ★★★★

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

My rating: ★★★

The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master's Son

Adam Johnson

My rating: ★★★★

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

My rating: ★★

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

My rating: ★★★★

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

My rating: ★★★★★

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

My rating: ★★★★★

1776

1776

David McCullough

My rating: ★★★★

The Executioner's Song

The Executioner's Song

Norman Mailer

My rating: ★★★